OWC Accelsior 8M2 PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD Adapter Card

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Expand and speed up storage with the Accelsior 8M2 PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD Adapter Card from OWC. Featuring eight M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD slots, this adapter card installs to a PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 3.0 x16 slot on your motherboard. When installed to a PCIe 4.0 slot, this card is capable of transfer speeds up to 26,000 MB/s; when installed to a PCIe 3.0 slot, it can reach transfer speeds up to 12,000 MB/s. Use the included SoftRAID XT utility to create a RAID 0, 1, 10, 4, or 5 array with a Mac or a RAID 0 or 1 array with a Windows machine. An integrated heatsink and cooling fan ensure efficient cooling, and the plug and play design allows for easy installation. The Accelsior 8M2 is compatible with Windows 10 and later, Windows Server 2016 and later, and macOS 10.13 and later.

Please note, this adapter card does not come with any drives installed. Transfer speeds will depend on the drives installed.

Obliterate Bottlenecks

The Accelsior 8M2 brings fast performance to any workflow. With space for up to eight NVMe M.2 2280 SSDs, the Accelsior 8M2 offers speeds up to 26,000 MB/s and ample storage capacity.

Reliable Design

Each of the Accelsior 8M2s eight NVMe M.2 SSD slots can run at their full x4 lanes of data throughput. These lanes are pumped through a full PCIe Gen 4 x16 lane architecture to ensure no loss of speed. And, to ensure Accelsior 8M2 keeps running at peak speed for the long haul, this adapter card sports a quiet cooling fan attached to the aircraft-grade aluminum heat shield.

Plenty of Possibilities

Accelsior 8M2 offers performance gains in diverse ways, allowing you to tailor performance to your unique needs.

  • Stream and edit multiple high-res video streams without a glitch.
  • Experiment with larger formats and be closer to final work.
  • Edit and store massive photo images and graphics files.
  • Experience faster previews, renders, and processing in VFX programs.
  • Keep page scenery and textures looking sharp and flowing uninterruptedly in virtual reality
  • environments.
  • Ensure augmented reality visualizations look life-like.
  • Effortlessly store and work with multiple production libraries and applications.
  • Run more iterations in DevOps in less time.
  • Quickly offload essential data to cloud archives for more advanced IoT management.

Crush I/O Intensive Apps

When work requires your storage device to deliver maximum IOPS (Inputs/Outputs Per Second) performance, the Accelsior 8M2 crushes data crunching tasks in a fraction of the time. Cloud applications, climate research, virtualization apps, and more: the Accelsior 8M2 accelerates them all so you can work more efficiently.

Trim Timelines and Budgets

Whether you are a Media and Entertainment production pro or a transportation logistics wizard, there is a priceless benefit in knowing you can work as fast as possible. Every microsecond saved adds up to money saved for your company. Case in point, a multiple Academy Awards winning film production company is currently using the best available storage technology, but still has workflow limits.

Here are some of the problems that could be solved by implementing the Accelsior 8M2:

  • Not enough capacity to store multiple reels, so they have to shuttle reel media between the main ingest drive and slower external storage devices.
  • The time-consuming process of accessing a finished reel on external drives.
  • Struggling with drive space-saving methods like flattening project layers, which requires re-rendering layers you are working in.
  • Not enough speed to view real-time playback. Playback must be viewed in several different modes to determine effects of filters and adjustments.
  • Not enough speed to ensure smooth playback of industry emerging 8K and 10K 16-bit film.

By eliminating the need to remove a reel and renders from their current storage platform, this company can shave up to two days from their production schedule. The Accelsior 8M2 could reduce production costs for this company with typical production projects of 10 reels of film by an estimated $8000 per project, making this SSD a worthwhile investment.

Take Data to the Edge

As a high-performance NVMe-based storage solution, Accelsior 8M2 delivers the consistent low latency data throughput required in edge computing applications such as industrial automation, smart city ecosystems, and smart retail solutions. It feeds CPUs and GPUs huge amounts of data in a flash for real-time predictive analytics, ensuring instant information.

SoftRAID XT Included

SoftRAID XT is a powerful and intuitive software RAID utility designed for easy drive managemenet. Multiple RAID options let you select the RAID level that best fits your project needs. If you need maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes, SoftRAID has you covered.
Packed with features like drive validation, verification and failure prediction, SoftRAID includes features you simply do not get with hardware RAID and puts datacenter-level performance on your desktop. From home users looking to protect photos and documents to professionals needing to protect and quickly access projects, SoftRAID is an ideal solution.

SoftRAID Highlights:

  • Works with macOS 11 Big Sur, M1 Macs, and Windows 10.
  • Enables RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) with Macs or RAID 0/1 with Windows machines.
  • SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected.
  • Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct.
  • Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage.
  • Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure.
  • Move SoftRAID arrays seamlessly between Macs and PCs with built-in OWC MacDrive technology.

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